1057 users online (246 members and 811 guests)  

Websleuths News

Results 1 to 2 of 2
  1. #1
    Join Date
    May 2012

    The "S" Word That Could Get You Pregnant

    The "S" Word That Could Get You Pregnant
    Trying to have a baby? Get a Brazilian. No, not that type of Brazilian—although it could certainly help spice up the process—but, instead, a Brazil nut. Brazil nuts are chock-full of selenium, a trace mineral that was recently revealed to play a vital role in women’s fertility. (It’s been long-established that selenium matters for male fertility, but this is the first time it’s been linked to the ladies.)

    For the study, which was published in Metallomics in October, researchers at the University of Adelaide used X-ray fluorescent imaging to study female cows and the way selenium was distributed throughout their ovaries. They discovered that levels of the GPX-1 protein found in selenium were much higher in healthy follicles bigger than 10 millimeters—pinpointing selenium as a key component of follicle development. To see if those results would translate to humans, the researchers then studied 30 women undergoing IVF/ICSI with a single embryo transfer, and found that levels of GPX-1 were significantly higher (and sometimes double) in those who got pregnant.

    (Photo: Getty Images)
    My kids are a window to my past, a mirror of today, a door to tomorrow, and a keeper of this proud old dad's heart forever.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    McWopetaz Metroplex, Illinois U. S. of A.
    The "S" words that will get you pregnant in Brazil are Sim Senhor.
    This my opinion and to the best of my knowledge, that is, if I'm not joking.

    Stan Reid

Similar Threads

  1. 'Modern Family' Under Fire For "Tot" Swear Word
    By Hopeful One in forum Celebrity and Entertainment News
    Replies: 29
    Last Post: 01-19-2012, 03:26 PM
  2. Teacher removes word "gay" from Deck the Halls
    By Linda7NJ in forum Up to the Minute
    Replies: 27
    Last Post: 12-11-2011, 06:02 AM
  3. Replies: 66
    Last Post: 11-06-2011, 02:11 AM
  4. OK - Man assaulted/tattooed with the word "RAPEST"
    By Missizzy in forum Crimes in the News
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 05-06-2011, 12:01 AM
  5. "w00t" Crowned 'Word of the Year' by Merriam-Webster
    By Taximom in forum Up to the Minute
    Replies: 41
    Last Post: 12-17-2007, 10:59 PM